Cabin Fever returns

Cabin Fever returns

After four years I’m bringing back my site specific solo performance, Cabin Fever.

When covid arrived just at the end of my 2020 season at Adelaide Fringe, I thought I would never again be able to perform this very intimate exchange for eight bodies (plus mine) inside a cosy 1979 Windsor caravan. But now that we are back out there in each other’s personal space again, and after a hard couple of years on the family health front, I knew it was time. I have performed Cabin Fever at three festivals in a cabin and two vintage caravans respectively, getting up close and personal with around 250 individuals over 50 shows. That means there are still plenty of people who haven’t experienced it yet, but also, as a structured improvisation, every performance is unique, interacting with the specific individuals and what arises.

Over its 30 minute duration, themes of isolation, mortality, and social disconnection are playfully teased out through a visceral engagement with the living, breathing body. This woman is in search of a community that she can touch—harking back to the ancient connections of ritual, risk, and dancing up our ancestors—illuminated by the flourescent hues of the mid 1970’s. Cabin Fever involves dance improvisation, video projection, poetic text and physical theatre. Suitable for audiences over 15 years, or with parental guidance under 15.

Cabin Fever 2024 returned to the Windsor caravan in Henley Square from Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 February, and, for the third time, won a Fringe weekly award for Best Dance.